Black-ish star Yara Shahidi teams up with
adidas Originals for a n Iranian & African-inspired collection.
Iranian and African-American actress Yara Shahidi teamed up with adidas Originals for the first time to showcase elements of her heritage in her collection. Yara spoke about the collection with adidas:
“I’M INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH ADIDAS ORIGINALS AS A CREATOR, AS I HAVE ALWAYS VIEWED CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR AS INCREDIBLE TOOLS WITH WHICH WE NAVIGATE THE WORLD IN OUR OWN PARTICULAR WAY, SO TO BE ABLE TO DESIGN MY OWN COLLECTIONS WITH THE BRAND HAS BEEN TRULY SPECIAL. THIS PARTICULAR COLLECTION IS NOT ONLY AN EXPLORATION OF WHO I AM — BRINGING TOGETHER DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MY OWN HERITAGE — BUT ALSO AN ODE TO A NEW GENERATION OFYara Shahidi / adidas Originals
CHANGE MAKERSWHO ARE CONTINUALLY REIMAGINING THEIR OWN IDENTITIES, CARVING OUT SPACE, AND REFUSING TO BE SILENCED IN THE PROCESS.”
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